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4/24/09 10:33pm - Original Message: 'Be Thankful You Own a C3'
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Irving, TX - USA

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#1 -1969 Corvette Coupe Riverside Gold, black interior,MN,A/C,350/350,PS,PB,window cranks. #2 -2000 C5, black/black, 6 sp, Bose system & lots of buttons.

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Just be thankful you own a C3 and not a computer operated C6.  A friend of mine woke up one morning to find his new '09 C6 with only 7,000 miles on it looking like this:
 
 
The fire was caused by the computer.  Good thing he wasn't parked in the garage.phew
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4/24/09 10:40pm - Reply: 'Be Thankful You Own a C3'
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CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH - USA

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1975 C3 Red, T-Tops, Black Interior. All I need is time and money! Getting there!

Joined: 12/2/2003
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Rare, but it happens.   Of course older cars can do this as well, not from the computer, but other things.


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4/24/09 11:08pm - Reply: 'Be Thankful You Own a C3'
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Dutchess County, NY - USA

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White '79 Corvette. It's a driver.

Joined: 8/27/2007
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Dang!!!

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4/24/09 11:20pm - Reply: 'Be Thankful You Own a C3'
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Newport, MI - USA

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1980 L-48 still in the middle of a frame-off.

Joined: 6/9/2005
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Talk about a burnt offering to the corvette gods.

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4/25/09 12:35am - Reply: 'Be Thankful You Own a C3'
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Oak Creek, WI - USA

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1981 Great White Shark. Red Interior, 350/190hp. PS, PB (SS), A/C CC, T-Tops, Going to remain as Stock as possible. Served three years in Active Duty Army, then Retired Air Force after 34 years! Badger State Vetts Car Club. 175,000 Original miles!!

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Thats why the C-3 is the best!!

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4/25/09 7:48am - Reply: 'Be Thankful You Own a C3'
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Rockland, MA - USA

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76, L48, 4spd & 09, LS3, 6spd

Joined: 1/30/2003
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That's my fear with 30+ yr old car wiring - that's terrible. I wonder how the GM warranty works on that? What a mess.



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4/25/09 9:14am - Reply: 'Be Thankful You Own a C3'
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Sebago Lake, ME - USA

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1978 Silver Anniversary L82 4spd (M21) Red Leather. -1978 Pace Car L82 4spd (M21) 20k miles.

Joined: 2/15/2007
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Just another reason why a $20.00 battery disconnect switch is a good idea in our older cars. 

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4/25/09 10:35am - Reply: 'Be Thankful You Own a C3'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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Which computer?

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4/25/09 2:19pm - Reply: 'Be Thankful You Own a C3'
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Klamath Falls, OR - USA

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74 coupe 4 speed 350, 54K actual miles, all original; paint, interior, engine, split bumper. #'s match. 2nd owner, no stress cracks.

Joined: 2/1/2006
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Sorry to see that.  Thats interesting tho.  I am kinda looking for a newer model vette.  Do you think a $20 battery disconnect would have prevented this and could have been used on your friends C6.  Probably not if I was to guess.

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74 coupe 4 speed 350, 54K actual miles,
all original; paint, interior, engine,
split  bumper. #'s match. 2nd owner, no stress cracks.
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4/25/09 3:10pm - Reply: 'Be Thankful You Own a C3'
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Irving, TX - USA

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#1 -1969 Corvette Coupe Riverside Gold, black interior,MN,A/C,350/350,PS,PB,window cranks. #2 -2000 C5, black/black, 6 sp, Bose system & lots of buttons.

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[QUOTE=steves74]Sorry to see that.  Thats interesting tho.  I am kinda looking for a newer model vette.  Do you think a $20 battery disconnect would have prevented this and could have been used on your friends C6.  Probably not if I was to guess. [/QUOTE]
 
That's a good question.Embarrassed  I'll ask him and I'll find out which computer it was Joel.


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4/25/09 3:35pm - Reply: 'Be Thankful You Own a C3'
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Sebago Lake, ME - USA

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1978 Silver Anniversary L82 4spd (M21) Red Leather. -1978 Pace Car L82 4spd (M21) 20k miles.

Joined: 2/15/2007
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If you could put a battery disconnect in a newer Vette every time you went to use it it would probably take about 20 minutes to reset the radio, the clock, the memory seats and all that other crap they got nowadays. 

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4/25/09 4:05pm - Reply: 'Be Thankful You Own a C3'
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Irving, TX - USA

Vette(s):
#1 -1969 Corvette Coupe Riverside Gold, black interior,MN,A/C,350/350,PS,PB,window cranks. #2 -2000 C5, black/black, 6 sp, Bose system & lots of buttons.

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[QUOTE=Adams' Apple]Which computer?[/QUOTE]
 
It was the computer under the battery.  What a dumb place to put a computer................DeadShocked


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4/25/09 5:42pm - Reply: 'Be Thankful You Own a C3'
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Wow what a horrible nightmere.......

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4/25/09 7:23pm - Reply: 'Be Thankful You Own a C3'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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There are dis-connects that keep power to the puters/modules, but will not allow much amperage thru. So...if you tried to start it without re-connecting, it would fry the fuse-link. It would also fry the fuse-link if something such as the puter shorted out. This would have saved this C6.
Someting to think aboot....

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4/25/09 8:39pm - Reply: 'Be Thankful You Own a C3'
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Sykesville, MD - USA

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1979 Corvette Coupe Corvette Light Blue Midnight Blue interior Mirrored Glass T-tops

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But you gotta admit, that was one HOT car!Evil Smile  (sorry, I couldn't help myself)Embarrassed
 
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